Lone Star Legal Aid - Bob Woodruff Foundation

Lone Star Legal Aid

Military and Veterans Unit 

Supported in partnership with

There are over 520,000 veterans who have been impacted by the economic impact of disasters including the COVID-19 pandemic and storms across East Texas. Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) serves this region, which includes the urban center of Houston as well as the largely rural, diverse, and low-income 72-county region. Many of the local veterans suffer hardships stemming from civil legal issues related to re-entry to civilian life, long-term effects of war and access to veteran benefits, eviction, uninhabitable housing, income instability, difficulty maintaining independence while aging, and employment barriers. Veteran households experiencing civil legal troubles face food insecurity, barriers to public benefits eligibility, inability to pay rent and mortgages, rising domestic violence, and are at-risk of homelessness and suicide. This BWF grant will support LSLAs legal services to remove barriers to wellbeing and improve quality of life for at least 100 veteran households in East Texas.